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$1000 Budget on new PC

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February 4, 2013 7:39:21 PM

I'm looking for a decent build, but I'm a bit clueless when it comes to what to buy ect..

I run a lot of editing software and would like to be able to render a lot faster.
Budget is around $900-1000.

Thanks
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February 4, 2013 10:17:04 PM

do you need monitor?keyboard?mouse? if you dont need these, then go for the i7

if you run just editing programs and NO gaming, you dont need to spend on a videocard.. you could just buy a cheap card (decent) and run on that.

February 5, 2013 1:28:09 AM

Well editing can benefit from an AMD CPU more than an i7 depending on your workload
CHose the best price/perf parts for now
I went with the 7950 over the 660ti for better compute/hardware acceleration but if you need CUDA then grab a 660ti
If you don't need gpu compute/acceleration you can always grab a lower end card


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.98 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1005.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 22:34 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2013 3:13:34 AM

For editing a xeon intel cpu is a good option, it's basically an i7-3770 without the on die gpu, with low power consumption, since it will have a gfx card, there's no need for it.
Also for editing, nvidia cards are indeed better, with cuda support.
My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $945.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


This includes a ssd, a good quality psu made by seasonic under the brand antec, a powerful card for editing, the 660 ti.
The corsair 200R is sold out in newegg, get it in amazon.
February 5, 2013 8:52:01 AM

djangoringo said:
For editing a xeon intel cpu is a good option, it's basically an i7-3770 without the on die gpu, with low power consumption, since it will have a gfx card, there's no need for it.
Also for editing, nvidia cards are indeed better, with cuda support.
My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $945.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


This includes a ssd, a good quality psu made by seasonic under the brand antec, a powerful card for editing, the 660 ti.
The corsair 200R is sold out in newegg, get it in amazon.


Thanks, that sounds great! :D 
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